Executive Education

NLC University attendees are acknowledged for participation in individual courses, and recognized for achievement over time through the award of certificates based on accumulated credits. Participants are recognized for their achievements at the annual conferences.

Curriculum

The NLC University Certificate Program builds curriculum by learning tracks

  • Budget | Finance
  • Sustainability
  • Community & Economic Development
  • Infrastructure | Technology | Transportation
  • Leadership
  • Advocacy | Communication | Engagement
  • Safety | Health | Education | Human Development

Course levels

  • 100: Essentials of Governing
  • 200: Beyond the Basics
  • 300: Innovating and Problem Solving

Below is a list of training categories and corresponding credits

  • Pre-Conference Seminar (half day) | 3 credits
  • Pre-Conference Seminar (full day) | 6 credits
  • Regional Program (2 days) | 12 credits

Certificate Levels

NLC University participants are awarded levels based on credits issued through in-person and virtual learning opportunities. Please join us in your executive development journey.

Certificate Level & Credit

  • Bronze: 16
  • Silver: 36
  • Gold: 50
  • Platinum: 67
  • Diamond: 80
  • Diamond Cum Laude: 120
  • Diamond Magna Cum Laude: 200
  • Diamond Summa Cum Laude: 320